"Made of tiny glass pieces called tesserae, the miniscule shards of glass blend together to form complex and subtle scenes of great artistry. This exquisite Victorian micro mosaic pendant (c. 1860) is a perfect example of classical revival styling." Bale & pendant are 1 3/4” long, 1” wide. The pendant is 3/8” deep. Italian
*OVAL GOLD LOCKET ~ enameled with black and white pea-pod ornament at the sides is mounted on the lid with a sapphire cameo portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and with an onyx cameo bust of Cleopatra with the asp on the back. Inside there is an enameled miniature of Charles I (1600-1648) facing front with a melancholy expression, wearing sash of the Order head standing out against a celestial blue ground. Locket: early 17th century, Cameo: second half of the 16th century.
Antique Victorian Gold Mounted Large Micro Mosaic Brooch, Floral
Napoleon I cameo pendant. Double-sided pendant, the front set with an onyx cameo portrait of Napoleon I facing in profile towards the right, crowned with diamond laurel leaves tied with ribbons, the drapery at the neck similarly set with diamonds, fastened with a brooch bearing the cipher N and pinned with golden bees. The lapis lazuli plaque at the back bears a chased golden eagle gripping a thunderbolt in its claws. Mounted in a plain gold frame with suspension loop. Signed MORELLI.
The Gilbert bracelet with the rest of the with matching brooch and earrings. Roman micromosaic jewelry, Italy, 1870
The golden haired Cupid, his body naturalistically enamelled white, embellished with table-cut rubies and diamonds, a sapphire collar round his neck and ruby wings and quiver fires a diamond tipped arrow from his ruby bow. The marriage symbols of turtle doves, sacred to Venus, the heart and forget-me-not flowers decorate the plaque above. The plaque and pendant hang from a pearl and gold chain terminating in six enamelled gold and ruby links. German, or Netherlands, c. 1600.
Micro Mosaic wow
Gold, silver, enamel, rock crystal, diamond, ruby and emerald oval pendant, hanging from rose diamond love trophy of Cupid's wedding torch and quiver of arrows held by a suspension loop. The centre of the rock crystal is encrusted with two rose diamond turtle doves in flight with an emerald and ruby branch of myrtle leaves and berries between them...